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Three guys, a van, and 100 sporting events

Fabforum co-founders Terence Gelke, Bryan Shaw and Ben Bjurstrom are currently in the middle of traveling 15,000 miles in a van wrapped in Fancloud logos—attending more than 100 sporting events, hosting tailgating parties and meeting with fans. 15,000 miles? 100 sporting events? Here's guessing these guys don't have girlfriends.

Sports fans can keep up-to-date on the tour events through the website, which came about when the founders found themselves in the media spotlight while at a Suns-Knicks game in Phoenix in Jan. 2011. During the game, they sparked trade rumors by wearing Carmelo Anthony Knicks jerseys ahead of the actual trade taking place. (By the way, notice again there is no mention of girlfriends going to the game with them). The trade rumors started them brainstorming, which eventually led to the website.

“Fancloud came about because Ben, Bryan and I have always been obsessed with sports information but could never find something organized that filled the void,” Gelke said. “We are thrilled that we have been able to step in and fill that void while providing fans with the ultimate opportunity to be part of an innovative, sports-themed, social event.”

The Fancloud trio are currently attending sporting events in the L.A. area, and start the second leg of their trip Feb 15 with stop in San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, and Orlando (for NBA All Star game weekend).


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